Saturday, 12 January 2008
THE LIZARD RUNS 23.2 MILES WITH EX SCHOOLBOY 1500M CHAMP ROB X
LONG DISTANCE TRAINING RUN
I set off to robs house on a mild sunny winters afternoon. rob came 4th in a marathon in october so i thought he would give me a hard time. the pace soon warmed up when we hit a 4 mile stretch of sandhills,i followed in robs wake and wondered if i could hold on to the finish.at 5 miles we got back onto the tarmac and headed for woodvale traffic lights,we then headed to ainsdale and kept close to the boundary line of southport. robs pace still felt fast to me as we hit 13 miles going past the botanic gardens.onwards we traveled reaching the plough public house,we then started the homeward journey back along the coast road.at about 17miles i started to feel good,or was it that rob was starting to suffer ! this was robs longest run since that marathon and he was starting to pay the price for his fast early pace.i handed him a sweet hoping that it would boost his dropping blood sugar level. i left rob close to his home and added an extra couple of miles.this was my longest run since 2004 and i was pleased with the way it went.next stop the 4 villages 1/2 marathon a week on sunday.thanks for the run rob.
23.20 miles 8.1 mph average = 2.52.51
had a very enjoyable run with brian and tracey round the hills of parbold, we went up the quarry rd then down over the fields to start the climb of parbold ,we then climbed up harrock hill and past the old windmill before running down through the muddy fields.after than we looped round and climbed hunters hill.both brian and tracey's hearts sank when they thought they had reached the summit only to find the road going up again round the next corner ! oh this can be a cruel hill to the unininitiated.
TRAINING FOR THE WEEK
mon club interval session =1.54
tue easy sandhills 1.14
wed hill run = 1.51
thur 10x 150m leg speed =1.10
sat long steady run =2.52
sun easy hill run =1.30
total = 10.31